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The REDD path to Forest Conservation
Type:Working paper
Author(s):Snehashis Sarkar

The piece harps on importance of forest, biodiversity and people nexus for climate care. Emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries can be reduced permanently (at least for a longer run) and effectively only if biodiversity and the interests of forest dependent communities are taken care of in the righteous way. This is pivotal to long-term success of any REDD initiative as well as an inclusive strategy to maximize socio-environmental benefits from climate investments in avoided deforestation/forest conservation projects.

The Soot Opportunity
Author(s):Jessica Wallack

This short article on the businesses' potential gains from early attention to black carbon mitigation appeared in Harvard Business Review, April 2010. The link to the article is here: https://archive.harvardbusiness.org/cla/web/pl/product.seam?c=3232&i=3234&cs=7b87f851aad0adfd3f4657ce0afb2202

User Innnovation & eGovernance Design
Author(s):Jessica Wallack

This paper provides an analytical case study of an Indian NGO’s efforts to engage city government officials in developing and refining an e-governance system for tracking public grievances and city performance in redressing these. It is a draft of a paper that will be forthcoming as part of an edited volume on Hidden Success: Institutional Reform In Urban India, edited by Professor Bish Sanyal (MIT).

www.indiapollutionmap.org - A Backgrounder for Users
Author(s):Rajesh Rangarajan

A short document that will guide users to the objectives, uses and expected outcomes of the online pollution map developed at CDF and hosted at www.indiapollutionmap.org